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Chris Pratt and James Gunn Pass the 'Marvel Baton' to New Spider-Man Tom Holland

by Zach Seemayer 7:02 PM PDT, June 20, 2016
Photo: Facebook

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wrapping up production, it's time for Spider-Man: Homecoming to start shooting, and Guardians director James Gunn commemorated the hand-off with a congratulatory message on Facebook.

Gunn posted a photo of himself flanked by the new Spider-Man, Tom Holland, and Guardians star Chris Pratt, outside Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where he passed "the Marvel baton" to the new production.

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"Many blessings today to the star of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland, and the film's director, Jon Watts (standing in here for Jon is some dude that was passing by), as they begin their shoot in Atlanta just as we are ending ours," Gunn captioned the selfie.

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"I don't think we could pass the Marvel baton to two nicer, better guys who care more about what they're doing. Kill it!" Gunn continued.

Last Thursday, Pratt celebrated his wrap on GotG2 with some awesome behind-the-scenes shots from Pinewood Studios, and introduced the world to his longtime stunt double Tony McFarr.

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Gunn also announced on Thursday that Guardians would be coming to Comic Con. "A bunch of the gang is going this year and we’re going to show you something pretty cool," Gunn teased in a video posted to Facebook.

Meanwhile, fans the world over are excited to see what Holland brings to his portrayal of the beloved web-slinger, after killing it in his debut appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming production set the internet ablaze last week when it was announced that Donald Glover, who was a long-standing fan favorite to play the titular hero, has been cast in an undisclosed role.

Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will also star Michael Keaton as a villain, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Zendaya as a female lead, is slated for a July 7, 2017 release.

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